Compelling. Instructive. Engaging. Insightful. Powerful

These words describe my recent appearance on the podcast, 40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk., another stop on my ongoing Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—SHATTERED! book tour.  40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk. is hosted by Rick Clemons, the celebrated certified life coach and TEDx speaker.  Mr. Clemons has helped thousands of people in over 50 countries across the globe “come out of the closets of their lives.”

Rick and I start with a candid and no-holds-barred conversation about Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A), which is domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ+ community.  IPV/A is the overarching theme of SHATTERED!, my new release.

And know this: IPV/A ain’t NO joke! It’s more common than people realize and want to acknowledge; at least one in four LGBTQ+ intimate relationships/partnerships is abusive in some way.

During the program, we discuss the origins of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse; the ramifications; how stigma plays an integral role in the dramatic underreporting of incidences; the warning signs; how to determine if your relationship is abusive in some way, and how to make your “Great Escape.”  I also share my experience with IPV/A as a journalist, speaker, advocate—and survivor.

Next, we delve into the new SHATTERED! , which as I’ve stated earlier, has IPV/A as one of its salient themes. Having universal appeal, I’m so proud that “SHATTERED!” is garnering five-star reviews.  Visit Amazon:

Listen to Rick and I here: